One of the most positively reviewed Skagway shore excursions, the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari takes you on a spellbinding journey through some of southeastern Alaska’s most scenic natural wonders with a voyage right up to the face of the awe-inspiring Davidson Glacier Skagway! Cruise in a catamaran along ice-scoured fjords, hike through dense rainforest, and paddle a canoe on a placid mountain lake to the stunning face of the ice wall! Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with a 60-minute catamaran cruise through the Lynn Canal, North America’s longest and deepest fjord. Stay alert to spot whales, sea lions, seals, and more as you pass by steep rock cliffs, hidden coves, and crashing waterfalls. As you take in these sights, your naturalist guide will provide a wealth of enlightening information. On arrival at secluded Glacier Point Beach, an outfitted adventure vehicle will carry you on a short drive across forested glacial moraines to base camp. A quarter-mile hike through the forest leads you to a breathtaking view of Davidson Glacier Skagway and of the lake below, where you will board a 31-foot voyager canoe for a peaceful paddle around the lake. Upon reaching the opposite shore, you will have the opportunity to hike towards the face of Davidson Glacier, if time permits. Back at Glacier Point, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach before your return cruise back to Skagway.
Glacier lover? If you’re heading to Juneau and are searching for an even more intimate glacier adventure, you may want to check out our new and exclusive Mendenhall Glacier Paddle and Trek Tour. Or check out the brand new Glacier Point ATV Exploration for another way to see Davidson Glacier!
6 Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Sea lion, seal, and eagle opportunities
No minimum age for this tour
Skagway’s Premier Tour
Unparalleled backcountry glacier visit